Mobile satellite system reduces communication gaps, increases naval interoperability - Cpl. Clayton A. Phillips, a network administrator with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, tests the connectivity of Networking On-the-Move Airborne during flight operations from the amphibious assault ship, USS America. NOTM, a critical Force Design 2030 capability, is a mobile, satellite communication system that allows Marines to connect to networks and communicate while mobile or stationary on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)
Force Design 2030: Divesting to meet the future threat - A U.S. Marine Corps Hercules M88 recovery vehicle disembarks from the 1st Tank Battalion ramp on a tow for the last time at Twentynine Palms, California, July 28, 2020. In support of Force Design 2030, the Marine Corps is in the process of divesting specific legacy equipment and acquiring next-generation capabilities. Marine Corps Systems Command plays a critical role in these divestment efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Evans)
2030 and Beyond: Delivering Corps’ new wargaming center will ‘take a village’ - An artistic rendering of the Marine Corps Wargaming and Analysis Center, a next-generation facility designed to help Marines better visualize the threat environment and gain competitive advantages over adversaries. Marine Corps Systems Command is collaborating with multiple parties, including the U.S. Navy and industry, to deliver the 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility to the warfighter. The Marine Corps anticipates the facility opening in 2024 and reaching full capability in 2025. (Courtesy photo by Matthew Stinson)
MCSC begins fielding amphibious robot system for littoral missions - Staff Sgt. Seth Barnes and Sgt. Tyler Joles, both explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization Platoon, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, work on a Remotely Operated Vehicle during a demonstration in San Diego, California, Oct. 6, 2021. The ROV asset aids the Marine Corps in naval force integration by giving Marines the capabilities to work alongside Navy EOD. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kristy Ordonez Maldonado)
TRASYS provides modernized robotic targets to bolster Marine Corps lethality - A U.S. Marine engages a trackless mobile infantry target, or TMIT, during a live-fire exercise. TMITs are semi-autonomous human-like, live fire robotic targets that provide realistic characteristics of an opposing force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
MCTSSA shines with DEVSTARS - MCTSSA's developmental, science, technology and research scholar employees and interns were hosted by the School of Infantry on Camp Pendleton to observe new infantry Marines go through their weapons qualification and operate in a training environment, including movement with body armor, carrying heavy loads, and embarking and disembarking Marine Corps ground mobility vehicles, July 19, 2021. The field experience opportunity provided a better understanding some of the nuances of what Marines go through for something like a rifle range, they can have a frame of reference for engineering and designing future projects. (Courtesy photo)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.